A VICTORIAN property has hit the housing market for the first time in 34 years and will appeal to those with horses.

Fern Hill, in Long Preston, was last for sale in 1988, is now on the market with Dacre, Son & Hartley, with a guide price of £800,000.

The property is set in an elevated position, five miles from Settle and 12 miles from Skipton. With five bedrooms, the detached property is ready for refurbishment.

Tom Galloway, from Dacres, said: “This Victorian property provides a great opportunity for anyone with equestrian interests to move to a fabulous home with a four-acre paddock, stable block and riding arena.This sizeable home stands in superb country surrounds and will appeal to many buyers due to its scale, location and facilities.

Fern Hill also has a garage, a further outbuilding ideal for multiple uses and extensive gardens. It has a splendid entrance hall, with access to a cellar. On the ground floor is a generous light and airy living room, sizeable second reception room, separate study along with a shower room and boot room. The breakfast kitchen is fitted with a range of base units with integrated electric four oven AGA. Off the kitchen is a pantry and a utility room which has plumbing and space for a dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

The first floor is accessed via a return staircase with access to bedroom five from the half landing. The master bedroom is of a substantial size with fitted wardrobes to one wall. Bedrooms two, three and four are all sizeable double bedrooms and the house bathroom has a shower over bath, pedestal wash hand basin, wc and large airing cupboard.

Tom added: “Fern Hill is ripe for refurbishment and its buyer will be able to create a truly enviable country home that benefits from having its own land.”

Accessed via double gates which lead to a circular tarmac driveway with ample parking for several vehicles, the property benefits from extensive gardens and numerous outbuildings, including the stable block, garage, wood store, storeroom and water filtration room.

For more details contact Dacre, Son & Hartley on 01729 823921 or visit www.dacres.co.uk